gamers (72%) found this review helpful
I see younger people giving the title ones and fives do to the fact this game is what games once was.... A CHALLENGE.
This makes Ninja Gaiden look like pre-school in how hard it is and that makes it great, flowing controls, great enemies and strong boss demons.
You need to level your person, find what weapon works best. whats the demon or demon bosses weakness? The problem is most of them will play for a hour and toss it out the window and say how horrid and how hard it is.
This is not your usual game from a couple years ago or present where they hold your hand all the way to the end.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
First, to correct what many reviews have been saying, this game does save your place. There is no direct "SAVE" option, but when you quit a game, the autosave feature remembers where you are in any of the worlds you are in and what you have done in that world (unless you die and it all resets).
Now, I love this game, I love just how difficult it is and that you will die planty of times until you get used to it. The fact is, if you are after a game that you can just pick up and beat in a few sittings, this isn't for you.
The bosses are enormous and are quite a challenge to get through. Being online is of benefit since you can read messages from other players that give you clues as to what is required at a certain time or what you will need to do. You can also summon a fellow player or two to help you through tough spots, but watch out because you can also be invaded by another player who's intent is to do you harm.
There are many different things that you can do, which is helped by the fact that you can play the game many times with the same character in New Game +, ++, ...
The only things that kept this from being a 10 for me were how you can't directly compare things you are about to buy to the things that you already have in case the one you have might be better. Another slight against it is that you can't see what might be in a pickup from a dead foe, you just have to pick it up and hope that it is not something that you don't need. Finally, the stats menu is a bit cryptic and you will need to keep your instruction booklet close by until you have memorized the icons and what they stand for.
So, in closing, this is an amazing game that you will relish once you have gotten used to it's intricacies. Each battle will make you feel like you have truly survived something perilous. And a little tip here: don't get too many souls and venture into unknown land, you will make yourself furious. You'll see what I mean.
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
It's been said many times now since this game came out, but I'll say it again. "Demon's Souls" is hard. Very hard. And just when you think you're comfortable and confident, thinking you can waltz through now that you think you have it all figured out, this game will slap you back down, and remind you who's master. And, oddly, you're going to take the beatdown, and go right back to die again. And again. And again. And then when you don't die, the feeling of satisfaction will wash over you, and you'll press on, knowing that while many more deaths await you, so does that feeling of satisfaction when you do rise to the occassion and defeat a boss or progress deeper into a level. There are no cheap deaths in "Demon's Souls". You deserve every time you die. But if you pay attention, the game will teach you. If you learn the lessons well, you get farther. If not, you get a harsh refresher. This game is not for everyone, but everyone should give it a try. The controls are tight, and the game is beautiful to both look at and listen to. And if you choose to buy, it's a good deal, as the game comes with an artbook and the soundtrack. But play this game. And smile. Your death is only fleeting.